• HOT TICKETS

Music and Nightlife: Paul times 2 at One Longfellow

SINGER-SONGWRITER Ellis Paul is a Maine native who’s been part of the Boston music scene and traveled all over the place for his craft. Thankfully, he comes back to Maine once in a while, like during the holidays. He’ll play two shows on Saturday at One Longfellow Square.

WHEN: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $5 and $10 (free for ages 2 and under) for 2 p.m. show; $22 in advance and $25 at the door for 8 p.m. show.

INFO: 761-1757; onelongfellowsquare.com

Art and Theater: ‘Weatherbeaten’ coming down soon

WE’VE BEEN TELLING YOU for a month now that you’re running out of time to see the Winslow Homer exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art. This time, we mean it. “Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine” ends Sunday. Don’t let this be one of those exhibitions you wish you had seen.

WHEN: Through Sunday; museum hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

WHERE: Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square

HOW MUCH: $17 adults, reservations recommended

INFO: 775-6148; portlandmuseum.org

Dining and Drink: Break bread, and create with it, at Nosh

MAKE A SIGNATURE SANDWICH for Nosh’s New Year’s Eve party and sandwich contest, and your creation could end up on the restaurant’s menu this winter. The evening also includes snacks, drinks, music and a free Champagne toast at midnight.

WHEN: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday

WHERE: Nosh Kitchen Bar, 551 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $20

INFO: 553-2227; noshkitchenbar.com

Et Cetera: Making waves for a good cause in OOB

START THE NEW YEAR by supporting a good cause, and take part in the 25th annual Lobster Dip for Special Olympics Maine. The water will be cold, but the good deed will warm your soul.

WHEN: Noon Jan. 1

WHERE: Beach in front of The Brunswick, Old Orchard Beach

HOW MUCH: $100 minimum donation

INFO: somaine.org

• CHEAP THRILLS

Music and Nightlife: Experience the Wonder with Kenya Hall and friends

FOR THE THIRD year in a row, singer Kenya Hall is putting on a Stevie Wonder tribute with some of her friends – meaning, other local musicians.

WHEN: 9 p.m. Saturday 

WHERE: Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $10

INFO: bigeasyportland.com

Art and Theater: Holiday show lingers at Greenhut Galleries

CHRISTMAS IS OVER, but the holidays continue. Greenhut Galleries keeps its holiday show on view for several more weeks, featuring the work of 37 artists.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, through Jan. 18

WHERE: Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 772-2693; greenhutgalleries.com

Dining and Drink: Kick off 2013 with a plate o’ paella

THE GREAT PAELLA FEAST will be a fun and delicious way to start off 2013. Choose meat, seafood or vegetarian.

WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: Local 188, 685 Congress St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $12 for all-you-can-eat paella. Salads, desserts and drinks from full bar cost extra.

INFO: Call 761-7909 for reservations.

Et Cetera: Post-holly jollies at Slainte Open Mic

ONCE CHRISTMAS is over and before New Year’s arrives, show off your humorous holiday side at Slainte’s Open Mic Comedy Night, hosted by Brian Brinegar.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday

WHERE: Slainte, 24 Preble St., Portland

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: slaintewinebar.com